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    November 14, 2012
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hello, welcome to the regular meeting of the budget and finance meeting. i'm carmen chu, chairman, joined by vice chair supervisor avalos. we will be joined by supervisor kim shortly. our clerk is mr. victor young. do you have announcements? >> yes. silence all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the november 20th, 2012 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. during public comments please line up on the left side of the room by the windows. >> just a few announcements before we begin.
i do want to thank our clerk, sfgtv and building management for helping us to put up the lighting. many folks in the room may know we did have an electrical fire yesterday. that resulted in a fire. which is why we have the lighting that is up. i want to ask all the members of the public here with us say thank you for your patience. just a few things. i know there is a glare or light directly in your face. unfortunately we are not able to move that. we need to light the podium so sfgtv will be able to pick up the image on television and show or broadcast that. in addition to that the air conditioning is not on. so please do have patience with us today. we are going to try to get through this meeting as quickly as we can but also make sure we have full public process while we are doing that. we have also set up another room. room 263 as the overflow room. if you are not able to find
a seat in this room, we do have another. room 263 across the hall for overflow capacity. so that concludes my announcements. >> mr. young, item one. >> item one, resolution authorizing san francisco department of public health to retroactively accept and expend grant of 120,000 from california wellness foundation to participate in program entitled adolescent health working group health education collaborative for the period of october 1, 2012 through september 30, 2014. >> thank you. we have michael baxter from the department of public health on this item. the other thing i should mention is for department heads or budget analysts on either side of the rail, when you make your presentation please come up to the podium to speak. we will not be able to pick up your image on the other
side as well. >> good morning supervisors. this is a simple request. the california wellness foundation is giving the department 120,000, 60,000 of each over two years. it is supporting a larger project between the department of public health, unified school district and about six community-based agencies. we are in support of the unified district's recent resolution to support 15 hours of sexual health education in the class room for all ninth graders. so this is partial funding for that project. >> thank you very much. this item there are no matching funds required? >> no. >> no additional staffing? >> correct. >> great. with this item we do not have a budget analyst report with it so i would like to open this for public comment. any members of the public who wish to speak on item none? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> motion to approve. >> we have a motion to send this forward without
recommendation, without objection. item two. >> resolution authorizing department of environment a grant of 400,000 from united states department of environmental protection for preparing cleanup plans for potentially contaminated areas in southeast san francisco in support of the bluegreenway project for period of october 1st, 2012 through october 31, 2015. >> supervisor chu, supervisor avalos, mr. rodriguez, department of environment. we are here seeking your support of the resolution. it is a grant the department received from the epa to continue our brownfield project effort in the bay view and hunter's point community. this will allow us to go out and inventory brownfield sites, do site assessment, preliminary work and identify properties for potentially linking the blue greenway
project to it. this is in partnership with port of san francisco, parks alliance in order to open up greater access to the southeastern waterfront . in addition this was announced with the epa as a companion effort. the epa awarded 400,000 in workforce training to hunter's park family and workforce for collaborating with hunter's point family so their folks have an opportunity to gain access and expertise as we do this project. we urge your support of the resolution, thank you. >> thank you very much. on this item, similarly there, are no matching funds required or additional personnel hired? >> that's correct. >> okay. we don't have a budget analyst report item either, so why don't i open this for public comment. are there members of the public who wish to speak on item two? come on up. >> hi, supervisors. i'm tom king. i'm not a lobbyist or a
paid employee here. i just had a meeting locally here. i just wanted to come because i think the focus throughout all the budget meetings should be on reducing expenses. my main concern is that the agendas are not detailed enough. i think they should be more detailed for the public to better evaluate. with respect to this item, 400k seems kind of high. wondering how many sites are involved. something basic like that would help the overall evaluation, thanks. >> thank you very much. are there any other speakers? >> good morning, supervisors. my name is karin woods. i worked on the blue greenway project for six years with the neighborhood parks council, which is now the parks alliance. this is a really good step forward to get this grant because while the port has
done a tremendous job of creating parks along the blue greenway, there are gaps. this will help determine whether there are any environmentally challenged areas of the southeast waterfront could be included in the blue greenway. i urge your support, thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on item number two? seeing none, public comment is closed. to the gentleman requesting more information we want to absolutely make sure we are providing as much detail as possible from the documents we have been provided. the 400,000 is a grant provided by a different entity. we are receiving the dollars, not budgeting it from the fund. it is a grant received and allocated from the usepa. they are the folks who actually do determine the level of funding that is
necessary for -- or that they are giving per each grant. the grant would be able to perform an assessment on eight to ten properties, so this will continue to help us along as we take a look at different sites throughout the city. if there are additional questions you may have on this particular item perhaps i can ask for a follow up. thank you. we have public comments. do we have a motion to send this forward with recommendation? >> madam chair? >> yes. >> retroactivety. >> thank you. before we do that do we have a motion to accept the grant retro actively? this is beginning october 1st, 2012. we passed october 1st so we need to approve this retroactively to october 1st, 2012 and send the item forward with retroactive approval to the full board for recommendation. >> so moved. >> we have a motion, a second. we will do that without
objection. thank you. item three, please. >> resolution authorizing san francisco department of public health to retroactively accept and expend grant of 196,10 $4 from centers for disease control and prevention to participate in program entitled medical monitoring project for period of june 1,2012 through may 31,2013. >> thank you. we have dean goodwin from department of public health. >> good morning. this is a surveillance activity grant, an ongoing population-based surveillance system to assess the clinical outcomes and behaviors of h.i.v. infected adults receiving care in tunds. this has been in place for about seven years and is conducted nationally across 17 states, six cities. this is a continuation of this grant and amount referenced by the clerk. >> just a little bit going toward what the public
speaker said previously, can you explain what this would be used for so the public, who does not have documents, can understand what is going on. >> this is to enhance surveillance, provide coverage for staff to enhance with followup with questions of surveillance activities to find patients who have fallen out and assess reasons why they have not remained engaged to hair and health but connect them to h.i.v. care. >> this does not require matching funds nor additional hiring of staff, correct? >> correct. >> okay. this also does not have a budget analyst report. are there members of the public who wish to speak on this item? item number three. >> i'm just a little confused. item three or four? >> item number three. >> i'm on the next one, thanks. >> are there other members of the publics who wish to speak on item number three? seeing none, public comment is closed. [pounding of the gavel] >> do we have a motion to send this forward with recommendation? >> so moved. >> we have a motion, we
will do that without objection, thank you. item four. >> resolution authorizing san francisco department of health to retroactively accept and exopinioned grant from health resources services administration entitled enhancing engagement and retention of quality h.i.v. for trancegender women of color, demonstration sites for september 1, 2012 through august 31,2013 and waiving indirect costs. >> mr. goodwin? >> thank you. this was noticed as an announcement by the h.i.v. a.i.d.s. bureau of health association in march of last year. we applied for funding, a continuing five-year grant, with the partnership of the collaboration of a health center and asian-american pacific islander center and receiving ryan white funds
for providing excellent services in the tenderloin area, which is basically primary care and support services to keep people with h.i.v. engaged in care. this grant is a spins grant, special projects of national significance, which sets up a demonstration model to evaluation and monitor the efficacy of providing services within a specific population or model. this is particularly for transgender women of color and will be focused on that population in the tenderloin. >> thank you very much. on this item it looks like a $1.5 million, five-year grant that has been given to us, or it has been granted to the city with $300,000 in each year. >> correct. >> no matching funds are required of the general fund and no additional hires? >> correct. >> okay. why don't we open this open for public comment if there
are no other questions. is there a members of the public or members who wish to speak on item four? >> thanks, supervisor. to be clear i'm not critiquing the individuals or departments. i fully support -- >> please speak into the microphone. >> tom king once again, thanks. my comments are not a critique of the efficacy of the program or the efficacy of the staff or departments; it is really about funding and reducing costs. on this specific item -- i understand this is a specific grant we have already received, but i think the main issue has to do with i guess what i would call the hyphenization of san francisco. for some reason city government feels that we need to be compartmentalized i want sub cat girs. people with h.i.v. a.i.d.s. should have a separate
allocation but why the need to break down the segment even further? you know, this is h.i.v. positive, transgender woman of color. what about transgender men or transgender woman of no color, which i imagine would be white. again, i don't quite understand that. in san francisco there is no majority race. i believe in the last census that was determined. so i guess it is just the -- like i said, the hyphenization is of less importance than helping everyone as a whole, thanks. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, number four. public comment is closed. colleagues, do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> we have a motion to send the item forward without recommendation and we will do that without objection. item five, please.
resolution authorizing san francisco department of public health to accept and expend grant of 300,000 from health resources and services to participate in program entitled special projects of national significance to build homes for h.i.v. homeless, populations at september 1,2012 and august 31,2013 and waiving indirect costs. >> this is a grant announced about the same and s.p.i.n.s. grant and demonstration model. this specifically is for looking at the challenges of finding the multiply diagnosed homeless population living with h.i.v. and engage them in care and keep them engaged in care. it is a similar project that will be funded for five years. the maximum amount of 300,000 per year. >> this again similarly no
matching general fund funding or additional san francisco personnel hired. >> correct. >> okay. why don't we open this for public comment. are there members of the public who wish to speak on item five? come on up. >> supervisor, tom king again. i'm not quite sure i understood the actually agenda item. when it says to participate, building a medical home, are they referring to building a facility for h.i.v. positive homeless individuals? is that -- >> why don't you finish your public comment. >> my comment was based on that. if it is not, it is moot. i just think that all people with h.i.v. should feel part of the community as whole, not an isolated part. they should be welcomed by everyone. employers, landlords, et cetera. not a separate facility, thanks. >> thanks very much. are there members of the public who wish to speak on
item five. public comment is closed. to answer this gentleman's question, the home means where they receive primary services. it is not necessarily a physical place where they are housed but a term used to describe where someone receiving their primary care services, their medical home. so with that, colleagues, do we have a motion to send the item forward with recommendation? okay. we will do that without objection. to mr. goodwin. before you do good can i ask you to follow up with the gentleman with some of the questions he had regarding why it was that the grants were structured the way they were. i think that would be helpful, thank you. item six, please. >> six, authorization authorizing san francisco as primary grantee of urban areas initiative and the
uasi to accept and expend 2012 grant in amount of 21,931,312 from the u.s. department of homeland security through the california emergency management agency for the period of october 12,2012 through may 31,2014. >> thank you. we have the department of emergency management on this item. >> thank you, chairwoman chu and supervisors kim and avalos. i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management. the item is the annual urban area security grant the u.s. department of homeland security grants to the entire bay area region. it is in front of you today. as you know, san francisco is the fiscal agent for the bay area, uasi. the total grant is approximately 22 million. the grant supports projects and public safety agencies throughout the bay area. the money is not just for san francisco; it also funds the almeda sheriff, police department, san jose police, santa cruz county fire department, the fremont fire department and
many other public safety agencies. here in san francisco the grant will fund planners at my agency, department of emergency management. it will fund radio communications equipment for the police department and department of public health. apparatus for the fire department. supplies and equipment and things many first-respond errs use in san francisco . this resolution creates no new positions in san francisco and there are no matching funds required by the city. the resolution is retroactive because the performance period for grant began the day we received the award letter, october 12th. we have a short time to spend the grant, 18 months. i'm happy to answer questions you may have. >> thank you very much. for this item we did not have a budget analyst report because san francisco is acting as a fiscal at. the money is accepted legally through us. we distribute it per the grant requirements and uasi, or regional body. why don't we go to --
before public comment we have a question. supervisor avalos? >> thank you. just a quick question. you mentioned nert as being one of the services funded locally in san francisco with the grant wha. are the services within nert that will be funded. >> what the grant will be paying for will be equipment used by the nert volunteers. so it is the safety equipment they might use. there is portable lighting. trailers to store their equipment. it is not funding for personnel but for the physical equipment the volunteers use. >> great, thank you. just a question about nert. i'm pretty interested in a program. i have done a lot of work with residents in my district who are volunteers with nert. but i don't see the volunteer base expanding in a visible way and wondering perhaps we can have a conversation moving forward and where we see the
program going and how to make sure that the program can actually be as robust as it needs, given a disaster happening in our neighborhoods and how do we do, looking at recruitment and where you see the program moving forward. >> i appreciate that comment. i think the nert program is appreciative from the board of supervisors. as you know main leadership is at the san francisco fire department. i think my agency and fire department would be happy by to follow up and have a lengthy conversation about that. >> and i know a lot of the uasi grant money goes for funding equipment. but is there also funding that can actually, you know, help fund boots on the ground, networks of people in san francisco who are not necessarily staffed at one of our department but community members. not to fund their work but make sure we have an organizational structure in san francisco that can be
responsive in our neighborhoods, given a disaster. >> that is good question and worth looking into. the grant does fund some ongoing existing positions in san francisco government. you know, some of the work our planners do has to do at dem has to do with engaging the community. one of the positions funded through this grant is at the general services. the job is to engage community organizations organize folks in neighborhoods to participate in disaster planning and response and recovery. so i am not sure the funds could actually fund individuals that are outside of city government but i can tell you right now it does fund city positions whose job it is to reach out to and coordinate with folks in the community, including in your neighborhoods. >> i'm not interested in people getting funded that are not part of city government but just within a structure that exists perhaps outside city government that people can connect with from our neighborhoods to actually
have a solid, you know, network on the ground folks who can be involved in disaster relief in neighborhoods. >> sure. it is worth looking into. if it is not through this particular uasi grant, there are a number the federal government offers including one specifically for nonprofits for disaster preparedness that may be a source of funding for the type of activity you are discussing. >> we can talk about it off-line, just wanted to bring it here on the mic and appreciate your time. >> great, happy to follow up on that. >> ra quell is the person to reach out to. >> why don't we open this up. are there members who wish to speak on item six? come forward. >> hi again, supervisors. tom king. congratulations to the department for securing such a great enlarged grant. i run a small charity myself. unfortunately our grants are several decimal points
to the left. i think the presenter in front of me answered a lot of the questions i had. my main hope is that some of the moneys can be used to stop the huge problem in san francisco we have with human trafficking, especially trafficking of women. look at the back pages of san francisco weekly or bay guardian for confirmation of this enormous issue. i hope that could be allocated in some fashion, thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, item number six? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, do we have a motion to send the item forward with recommendation? we have that motion, we can do that without objection. thank you. item seven. >> item seven, resolution finding the project proposed by gsw arenas, llc, an affiliate of the golden state warriors to rehabilitate port property at piers 30-32, develop on the pier multipurpose venue
usable for public uses and other events such as convention, warriors home games, cultural events, family shows and performing arts and other uses including public space. retail and related parking facilities and develop on seawall lot 330 residential, hotel and/or retail uses and accessory parking in fiscally feasible and responsible under code 29 urging city and port officials to make evaluating and proposed project among its highest priorities and to take all appropriate steps to further environmental review of the proposed project. >> thank you very much. on this item we do have a number of presenters. we first will have jennifer, from the office of economic and workforce development who will give a presentation. after jennifer completes her presentation, we will
have monique morrier, offering her comments and to the budget analyst report on this item. before we begin, just for folks who are in the overflow room, we have an overflow room, room 263 that is available. if there are members of the public who are in that room that wish to speak during public comment we will make sure you have the opportunity to speak. just want to make sure you are aware of that. jennifer. >> thank you, good morning, supervisors. i'm jennifer matz from the office of economic and workforce development. i appreciate you holding this hearing under the somewhat compromised circumstances of no power. or compromised power. this is a meeting for the proposed warrior arena, the piers 30-32 and seawall project. by way of background fiscal faoez bt, its purpose is for the board of supervisors to determine whether a proposed project
is fiscally feasible before substantial predevelopment costs are incurred. it is a gate keeping measure that ensures costs are not occurred on infeasible. does not include approvals or entitlements. fiscal feasibility is required by law when a project is on city-owned property, construction costs over $25 million and pre-development costs of over a million. the determination must be completed before environmental review can commence. it is a relatively recent law. we have not done physical feasibility on all but we have done reviews of the explore tor yum, america's cup and san francisco wholesale produce mart. i would like to invite rick welts up to talk about this project. it seems a little bit -- doesn't seem to give enough context as we talk about fiscal feasibility for a project that you haven't seen or heard the description or seen or heard this opportunity. we will be having a full
design and transportation presentation in board of supervisors land use committee next monday but i wanted to give warrior's president rick well ts a couple minutes to talk about the vision for this arena. i want to yield to him. >> thank you, jennifer. supervisors. i am going to take a couple minutes to do an overview of the project design that has been released to date, the image you are seing in front of you right now is looking at the south part of piers 30, 32 and view north toward the bay bridge. couple of things of note on this. the design is meant right now more amassing design than architectural design. the arena that's placed 600 feet away from the embarkadero as far as it can be for several reasons, to enhance the view corridors, preserve the views of bay bridge, especially for those coming
from the south. the arena will be transparent in nature, utilizing primarily glass so that it is as transparent as it can possibly be on the site. as you can see, the early design concept shows that on the south side of the pier recreational use that steps down in the water. this slide shows more of the entire site plan. you can see the position of proposed arena. also see along the embarkadero on the piers 30-32 site about 135,000 square feet of retail proposed. perhaps the most distinguishing feature you can see on this slide is the fact that over 50% of the site -- in fact, quite a bit more than 50% of the site in the plan that's been proposed, over seven acres of new open public